I am going to install high hat cans in my living room and kitchen. I am not going to do the wiring for them, I will have an electrician come in for that. I have access to the attic above. My first question is this;
Assuming I can do a good job installing them (not a slam dunk for me, but very likely), is it worth my while to install the cans, then call the electrician in, or should I let the electrician do the whole job?
If I install them, what is the best way to cut the holes?
I would prefer not to have to fasten the cans to the joists. I know that most cans come with devices that basically fasten the can to the wallboard. Do these devices work well? Are there different kinds (some better than others)? What other choices regarding the cans should I be aware of? (I know enough to buy cans that are rated for contact with insulation).
There will be about 9 cans in the kitchen, 9 to 12 in the living room.